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Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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For this 2012 Napa Cab grapes were sourced from top vineyards throughout the valley’s finest appellations including Cakebread's estate vineyards. Each lot is separately harvested, fermented and barrel-aged before blending. Each is also cold-soaked for two days prior to fermentation to enhance color, flavor and tannin extraction. Tank size, yeast strain, fermentation temperature and barrel type are specifically tailored to the fruit character of each lot. In 2012, the component wines aged six months in French oak barrels, 54% new, before they were blended in May, 2013. The final blend then spent another 12 months in barrel before bottling in May, 2014. The final blend is 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. James Suckling scored it 92 stating "A solid cabernet with mineral, black currants and Asian mushroom. Full body, firm tannins and and long finish. Shows tension and style. Drink or hold." and Robert Parker said "A classic, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon offers plenty of crème de cassis and spring flower characteristics as well as beautiful density, sweet tannin and good underlying structure as well as definition. Aged 18 months in French oak, it is a beautiful example of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that can be drunk young, but will be even better in 3-4 years. It should age effortlessly for 12-15 years."

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Cakebread Cellars:
Cakebread Cellars is located in the heart of the Napa Valley on Highway 29 between Oakville and Rutherford. Family owned and operated for 36 years, we pride ourselves on making full flavored, balanced and elegant wines.

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Snooth User: ericvardon
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Vintage: 2013 05/22/2016

Four and a half glasses


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Vintage: 2012 03/02/2016

For this 2012 Napa Cab grapes were sourced from top vineyards throughout the valley’s finest appellations including Cakebread's estate vineyards. Each lot is separately harvested, fermented and barrel-aged before blending. Each is also cold-soaked for two days prior to fermentation to enhance color, flavor and tannin extraction. Tank size, yeast strain, fermentation temperature and barrel type are specifically tailored to the fruit character of each lot. In 2012, the component wines aged six months in French oak barrels, 54% new, before they were blended in May, 2013. The final blend then spent another 12 months in barrel before bottling in May, 2014. The final blend is 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. James Suckling scored it 92 stating "A solid cabernet with mineral, black currants and Asian mushroom. Full body, firm tannins and and long finish. Shows tension and style. Drink or hold." and Robert Parker said "A classic, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon offers plenty of crème de cassis and spring flower characteristics as well as beautiful density, sweet tannin and good underlying structure as well as definition. Aged 18 months in French oak, it is a beautiful example of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that can be drunk young, but will be even better in 3-4 years. It should age effortlessly for 12-15 years."



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